Apr. 22, 2019

Hit the Trails: Biking in Chelan

blog image Whether you're a leisurely cruiser (think: wine and cheese in the front basket) or an adventurous cycler (think: mud splattered legs), the Chelan Valley is home to some of Washington's best biking opportunities, not to be missed this spring and summer!

With low-traffic roads and cross-country trails for all skill levels--plus 300 days of sun a year--Chelan attracts riders from all over the state for bike races, wine tours and vacation outings.

Road Biking
For a family-friendly ride, consider taking the new multi-use trail from The Lookout into downtown Chelan. This paved path provides a safe and easy 1-mile ride into town. Or, tour around The Lookout admiring the homes, or let the kids race around the park.

Further north, peddling your way around Manson's moderate loop trail is a great way to take in the sights. Don't forget to pack for a picnic!

Mountain Biking

If you're up for more adventure, there are endless mountain biking options on the single-track trails or deserted country roads. Winding through orchards and vineyards, looking out at the tops of surrounding hills and down at the blue lake, these are some of the most picturesque rides in Washington. Here are a few to check out:

Echo Ridge Summer Trails
Length: 25 miles
Best For: Options. These skiing and snowshoeing trails turn into an interconnected biking paradise when the snow melts.

Pot Peak
Length: 9.5 miles
Best For: Working up a sweat. A short but steep climb from Snowberry Bowl will leave you breathless but energized.

Stormy Mountain
Length: 1.5 miles
Best For: A picnic. Bring a friend on this short ride for an incredible lunchtime view.

Upcoming Cycling Events:
Don't miss these events coming up in May and June! Biking is the perfect way to see Chelan's best scenery--and enjoy a hard-earned glass of wine afterwards.

June 9, 2018: Echo Valley 14/30/60 Mile Mountain Bike Race
June 23, 2018: Cycle de Vine & Century Challenge
July 21 & 22, 2018: ChelanMan Multi-Sport Weekend

By: Cara Rettig    Comments: 21

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